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Frankie Edgar vs. Pedro Munhoz

August 22, 2020
img10:30 PM Eastern
Premium Pick
1.5 units on Pedro Munhoz -260 (moneyline) (risk 1.5 to return 2.08)
This is the Main Event in the UFC Bantamweight division. 38-year old Frankie Edgar is the No. 8 contender in the division, but he is on the downside of his career, losing two UFC fights in a row with a losing record over his last seven bouts. He got knocked out in the first round in his last fight by Chan Sung Jung, as well as four fights ago in the first-round via a brutal uppercut from Brian Ortega. He averages 3.60 significant strikes while absorbing 2.48 strikes per minute. This is a difficult matchup facing Pedro Munhoz, the No. 5 contender. He is 8-4 in the UCF while winning seven of his last nine bouts in a Bantamweight division that is stocked with talented fighters. That included victories over Bryan Caraway and Cody Garbrandt, the latter one of the most dangerous boxers in the division. Munhoz prefers to fight standing up and is terrific at it, averaging 5.29 significant strikes. And his takedown defense is outstanding (81%), along with his significant strikes defense (57%). Munhoz has a strong chin, never having been finished inside the distance in his career. For this fight, Munhoz is five years younger, has more knockout power, and is on winning run versus a struggling veteran. Back Pedro Munhoz to win the bout.

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